Court battle begins on city’s ban on aerial spray

DAVAO CITY – From the halls of the city council and the newsrooms, the battle over the legislation to ban aerial spraying has proceeded to the court room.

The Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association, which indicated filing the suit in March, has asked the court Wednesday for a temporary restraining order and writ of preliminary injunction against the city government’s implementation of the ordinance banning aerial spraying.

PBGEA filed the case at the Regional Trial Court Wednesday asking the court to declare the ordinance null and void.

The city government stood firm over the ordinance as Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said last month the city government will defend the legislation in court.

The city council approved the controversial ordinance on March 23 and gave the banana industry three months up to June 23 to prepare shifting to ground spraying.

City Administrator Wendell Avisado welcomed the suit saying the City Legal Office is ready and prepared to answer the case.

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